The other way to learn the meaning of a word

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1117-1118 (2001)
Abstract
Bloom's book can be viewed as a long argument for an anti-Whorfian conclusion. According to Bloom, word learning is usually a process of mapping new words to pre-existing concepts. But an exception to this generalization – the learning of words from linguistic context – poses a problem for Bloom's anti-Whorfian argument.
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